Europe launches two more Galileo satellites

September 11, 2015 9:39 AM

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BERLIN Europe came a step closer to setting up its own satellite navigation system after successfully launching two Galileo satellites from French Guyana on Friday.

The European Space Agency's Galileo project is meant as an EU alternative to the U.S. Global Positioning System. Friday's launch, at 0208 GMT, takes the number of satellites sent up to 10 out of a planned total of 30.

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